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Oct 3, 2012 6:30am EDT
congress. in celebration of over 75 years of our government employees insurance company, or geico...as most of you know it. ...i propose savings for everyone! i'm talking hundreds here... and furthermore.. newcaster: breaking news. the gecko is demanding free pudding. and political parties that are actual parties! with cake! and presents! ah, that was good. too bad nobody could hear me. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. >>> thanks for staying with us. we've got amazing video this morning of a boat captain's experience. a close encounter with a whale shark. >> take a look. he says it's a moment he is never going to forget. i would think not. look at this, georgia fisherman joe bendez says he could not believe his luck when this huge fish swam up next to the boat about 30 miles off the coast of florida. now, the whale shark 25 feet long hung around for about an hour, even nudging the boat. >> and our own lynette charles says it's okay. why, lynette? >> because it doesn't eat people. >> because it doesn't eat people. ask jonah how that worked
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Oct 1, 2012 5:30am EDT
see with kids letters to santa. also the goff nateor opening up -- governator opening up about the public and private life. what he said about the affair with the worker that destroyed his marriage. good morning -- marriage. good morning maryland continues in a moment. news time 5:37. you disgust me. prove it. enough is enough. d-con no view, no touch trap snaps to kill instantly. no looking, no touching. d-con. get out. >>> thanks for staying with us. 20 minutes until 6. halloween has not gotten here and we are talking about the hot toys for the coming christmas season. high tech items like tablets always get all the publicity. they are the headlineers. but low tech toys may wind up on children's wish lists. monster high dolls from mattel are one of the biggest names in the doll aisle and i have no idea what it is and thanks to the return of the lay away programs, it might be more difficult to get your hands on some of the hot toys. >> it's tighter inventory at the retail level and they are aggressive lay away programs by most of the retailers. because of the aggressive lay away p
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Sep 25, 2012 4:30am EDT
raising more concerns for families and the government. sherrie johnson has details and it's bigger than originally thought. >> reporter: question. -- yes. the large-scale recall for valencia peanut butter is for nut butter at stores across the country. this includes almond butter and peanut but theer with flax seed sold under archer farms. only trader joe's has been linked to salmonella but the product has been linked to 29 cases of sam nilna in 18 -- salmonella in 18 states. more than 3/4 of those that became ill were children under a 18. there have been reported illness of three cases in massachusetts one in rhode island and one in north carolina many people became sick between june 11th and september 2nd. salmonella can cause diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. most dangerous to children, elderly and those with weak immune systems. find a list of the recalled items on the website at abc2news.com on the home page. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> news time 4:36. this is one of the top stories on abc2news.com. we are talking about a 26-year- old man char
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Oct 3, 2012 4:30am EDT
healthcare, the economy and the role of the government. but while the two candidates were off the trail yesterday getting ready and prepping for the big debate, their wives are giving us a little bit of insight. >> i get so nervous at these debates, and, you know, i'm like one of those parents watching their kid on the balance beam. he doesn't need much advice. i mean, he's been doing this for quite some time. >> almost after every answer that he gives, he'll find me in the audience to see was that good, was that okay? >>reporter: something president obama has really had the momentum as of late. the polls show that this race is tightening up, esal
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Sep 27, 2012 5:30pm EDT
believe government last a responsibility to take care of them. >> reporter: romney is hitting obama on his energy policy. >> obama wages war on cold. using more coal every day. now your job is in danger. >> reporter: we've also learned the romney campaign will be slightly upping their ad buys in key battleground states. >>> this next story, certainly not a political ad you would have seen a few years ago. the king of cool, sometimes the king of cursing, samuel l. jackson is reaching out to voters in a new ad. jackson tells people to wake the "f" up. you fill in the blaimption. >>> how do you get that stain out of that couch or the counter in the kitchen? what do you use to make sure your world is spotless. we have more on the best stain removers you can buy. >> they claim to be heavy duty but can all purpose cleaners really do it all. consumer reports put these 19 brand cleaners to the test on tough stains in the kitchen and bathroom and found only one with enough cleaning power that warns the -- warrants the name all purpose. >> it handled grease, grape juice, soap scum, a variety of
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Sep 25, 2012 5:30pm EDT
have more on it. >> a new government report has news about prescription drug abuse. why abuse among one segment of the population is on the decline. those stories and whole plot more when you join us for -- lot more when you join us at 6:00. >>> it's a time honored tradition in towns all over the country but one will no longer be able to hold a father-daughter dance. one school was sued after a single mother said she had a serious problem with the dances. she argued they were too gender specific. after the ucla took up the cause -- aclu took up the issue, it was banned. >> when we create any event that might any family feel excluded. >> although federal law does not allow discrimination based on gender, there are some exception. the school district has band the dances but passed a resolution asking the state legislature to consider changing the law that makes the dances illegal. >>> a maryland moving company accused of hitting customers with hundreds of dollars of unexpected fees. that story and more coming up on abc2 news at 6, which starts right now. >>> a close knit community in
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Sep 28, 2012 2:35am EDT
entity, perhaps, a middle eastern government, has attacked web sites of critical infrastructure in the united states. >> reporter: the hackers have not been able to steal any money in these attacks or disrupt financial markets. but authorities fear the next j generation of wide scale cyberadults could be far more devastating. to be clear no money has been stolen yet. many people trying to bank online could not for a time get access to their accounts. you can see how that could make it difficult for a small business. so that's why tonight the government is work sowing hard to locate and block these ongoing attacks. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >>> now to politics and 39 days until the election. but a lot of people don't have to wait until november 6. the first votes in the 2012 presidential election have been cast. early balloting got under way in iowa. president obama has three fundraisers in washington tonight. after spending yesterday in virginia, where he hammered away at mitt romney's comments about the 47%. meanwhile, the republican challenger also spent the day in vir
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Sep 28, 2012 6:00pm EDT
middle eastern entity, perhaps a middle eastern government, has attacked web sites on critical infrastructure in the united states. >> reporter: so far the hackers have not been able to steal any money, or disrupt financial markets. authorities in the race against time to stop them before something worse happens g they can move money around and cause financial chaos. >> reporter: today the u.s. government is actively working to locate and block the massive attack. it appear as covert cyber war is fully engaged. >>> in the case of a stolen puppy, earlier this week a couple walked in to the animal rescue foundation and spent time playing with this guy, mango, several minutes later the couple walked out with mango tucked in a pocket. someone called the foundation, said they had mango and wanted to return him. the caller wasn't the person who stole him and didn't want the $1000 reward. the foundation says though it's had a bad couple of days they hope good can come of this. >> as horrible as it has been. people found out about our organization and rescues in general. >> another goo
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Oct 3, 2012 2:35am EDT
. >>> the u.s. birth rate is down again. government analysts blame it on a very weak economy. a new report just out this morning shows that the number of births fell 1% last year. the fourth annual decline in a row. fewer than 4 million babies were born last year. the lowest since 1998. analysts say the trend is reversing because the economy is improving. on that note, i think i am ready for another. >> really? talking about this. you got two. are you ready? >> some of my friend have had babies. you see a little baby. >> and they smell good. >> they grow up they're 3 and 5 and drive mommy and daddy crazy. they're good. >> a look at your wednesday weather, everybody. thick morning fog in boston, new york, d.c. thunderstorms in the carolinas southward. gusty wind from seattle to minneapolis. up to a foot of snow in montana mountai mountains. >> 80s in colorado springs. albuquerque, across the south. mostly 70s in the north east as well as the midwest. >>> here is a truly great story all about a guy named adam greenberg. on a one game contract with the florida mlins last night for their game
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Sep 28, 2012 5:30pm EDT
putting your money at risk. how the u.s. government is trying to block cyber attacks. those stories and more coming up at 6:00. krystal conwell : we see a lot of problems with the... number of students that we have. resources. materials. things that the children need... on a day-to-day basis. anncr: question seven will help. the department of legislative services says question seven... will mean hundreds of llions of dollars... for schools...from gaming revenues that would have... gone to other states. and independent audits will guarantee the money... goes where it's supposed to. krystal conwell: i think people should vote for question... seven because i think it will be a great benefit to children. >>> my space was once massive success but overshadowed by facebook and twitter and pinterest. it will focus on music sharing and artists. >> one of the reason people detested it, it was a cluttered mess. it represented everything bad about the way the internet used to look. >> my space had 100 million users. facebook is closing in on 1 billion. the auction of a ray paining put on hold over
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Oct 1, 2012 2:05am EDT
in that battle. >>> all right, new findings this morning in the government's botched gun tracking program, fast and furious, with dozens more firearms linked to crimes in mexico. our new partner univision, reports 57 undiscovered guns, connected to fast and furious, recovered at the sites of murde least two massacres. >>> a detroit area woman who collected welfare despite winning $1 million lottery, found drug of possible drug overdose. amanda clayton was on probation for fraud paid back $5,500 to the state of michigan. over the weekend, friend found the lottery winner, dead, holding her 1 1/2-year-old daughter. she only had $67,000 left from her winnings. >>> lindsay lohan in the middle of a new drama this morning in what seems to be a story of he said/she said. lohan claims she was assaulted in her new york hotel room by a former congressional aide during an argument over cell phone pictures. police arrested him. then let him go saying there was not enough evidence to hold him. >>> one of the nation's busiest freeways will be open in time for the morning commute after major week
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
many areas are reporting we've shared what we've learned with governments and across the industry so we can all produce energy more safely. i want you to know, there's another commitment bp takes just as seriously: our commitment to america. bp supports nearly two-hundred-fifty thousand jobs in communities across the country. we hired three thousand people just last year. bp invests more in america than in any other country. in fact, over the last five years, no other energy company has invested more in the us than bp. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. today, our commitment to the gulf, and to america, has never been stronger. with a vial and syringe. me, explaining what i was doing at breakfast. and me discovering novolog mix 70/30 flexpen. flexpen is pre-filled with your pre-mix insulin. dial the exact dose. inject by pushing a button. no vials, syringes or coolers to carry. flexpen is insulin delivery my way. novolog mix 70/30 is an insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults with diabetes. do not inject if you do not plan to eat within 15 minutes to av
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Sep 25, 2012 7:00am EDT
with governments and across the industry so we can all produce energy more safely. i want you to know, there's another commitment bp takes just as seriously: our commitment to america. bp supports nearly two-hundred-fifty thousand jobs in communities across the country. we hired three thousand people just last year. bp invests more in america than in any other country. in fact, over the last five years, no other energy company has invested more in the us than bp. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. today, our commitment to the gulf, and to america, has never been stronger. because you get the same phones, you feel richer same networks for half the cost of a contract plan. and this saturday you can feel even richer. just stop by walmart and take a one-minute demo of our new lg optimus zip. for every demo we'll donate one dollar to make-a-wish with the goal of raising up to a million dollars for children with life-threatening medical conditions. demo the phone at walmart and we'll donate a million. find out more at one-minute-one-million-dot-com. straight talk wireles
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Sep 30, 2012 8:00am EDT
-brockport campus. >>> and in spain, protests over government austerity measures turned violent again saturday night. at least one person was injured in those incidents. this was the third time this week that protesters and police have clashed in spain. >>> we all know the old saying, the show must go on. justin bieber's new concert tour got off to a pretty rough start in arizona last night. the singer threw up, on stage, check it out, right there. video evidence. ran off. only to rush off again. that didn't stop him from going on, he kept performing. >> i want to saw thank you for making me feel so comfortable. it's not really a great feeling when you're throwing up in front of a bunch of people. >> the trouper that he is, justin bieber went on to finish the nearly two-hour concert. dan? >> and we admire your ability to do such a smooth newscast when you have all that high-priced caffeine coursing through your veins. >> it's pretty good. >>> t-minus three days to what could be a pivotal point in the race for president. both president obama and mitt romney have both stopped campaignin
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
the federal government of not doing enough to help new orleans recover from hurricane katrina. the president's campaign calls the video a desperate attack. >>> meantime, there's signs that mitt romney is ready to offer specifics about his tax plan tonight. all part of a plan to cut tax rates by 20% across the board. >>> and a scathing, new report says a bold, new approach to fighting terrorism has been a big waste of billions of taxpayer dollars. fusion centers were created after the attacks of 9/11. so law enforcement on every level could share intelligence. but senate investigators say those centers have done nothing to stop terror plots. >>> american airlines says wrongly installed clamps and not sabotage caused seats to become loose on three flights. those seats and everything from the smell of smoke to landing gear issues have forced american flights to divert offcourse. pilots can finally resume contract negotiations today. >>> for the fourth-consecutive year the u.s. birthrate has dropped. experts say the economy is forcing couples to think twice about having kids. there's e
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm EDT
over the phone. government agencies don't do that. you can tell the ssa no changes can be made to your account unless you appear in person with an i.d. to find out how to do that, just log on to our website, abc2news.com. joce sterman. abc2 news. >> call the inspector general. you can find the number on our website. abc2news.com. >>> tonight's health alert. if you are eating healthy and still not losing weight, portion sizes may be the blame. sizes matter when it comes to your food. doctors say there are some tricks. >> take little sandwich bags and portion out all the portions ahead of time and put them in a shoe box in your pantry. just seeing how much a portion is rather than mindlessly picking at the bag affects it. >> using smaller plates is a good way. studies show the bigger the plairkts the more food you're going to put on it and try eating slower by slowing down. it gives your stomach a chance to tell the brain it's full. >> we've been taking house calls as we think pink for the month of october, breast cancer awareness. the doctor has been gracious enough to answer some of ou
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Sep 25, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, abc2 news. >>> a government report finds good news when it comes to prescription drug abuse. among young adults use is down. the study show as 14% drop for 18 to 25-year-olds last year. public education initiatives and drug monitoring programs are being credited for the decline. >>> the fight against the west nile virus continues in baltimore county. mosquitoes carry west nile, transmitting it into humans through bites. most people with west nile present with mild flu symptoms. people in the area should stay indoors during the spraying. it will take place after 7:30 tomorrow night as long as the weather is decent. >>> if you're in the market for a home, you know that prices are creching up. recently released data shows the average price of homes in major markets are at a nine-year high. average home prices went up 1.6% between june and july, returning prices to their best level in nine years. the price increase is being credited to record low mortgage rates and tighter supply of homes that are available for sale. >> let's take you out to the yard. a few of the clouds drifting in as
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Sep 27, 2012 5:00pm EDT
monitored closely. >> doctor, tell us about the walk/run. >> this is a rare disease. the government is not funding a lot of work in these rare diseases. so we rely on people to donate to find cutting-edge therapies to find new ways to treat the cancer. we expect eli to be a fully normal adult. with the good chemotherapy we were able to re love the champion and he walks like a champ. >> and wiggles, too. >> he's getting to be a regular 2-year-old. >> coming up on his birthday. >> october 2nd. >> we want to tell you about the walk. it raises money for the sarcoma program. we want you to save the date for this year's date. it's october 7th, the western regional park from 9 a.m. until noon. come out and meet eli. >> we'll be there. >> and his voice is great. >> yes. >> thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you. >>> let's take a lock at our weather in motionment manchester had a decent amount of clouds. quite a difference from yesterday. there's a peek or two of sunshine. we have storms back to the south of you. here's the shot downtown. it is a really good looking shot but overcast sk
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Sep 26, 2012 2:35am EDT
unnecessary. no hand. google is working on one. and the federal government is sponsoring a field test in ann arbor, michigan with cars that automatically swerve past potential accidents and alert you to oncoming hazards. and now this at general motors' test track, i sat in the driver's seat as this cadillac at high speeds stayed in its lane. at 60 miles an hour it stopped on its own even when a car driving 30 miles slower pulleden front of us. >> we can foresee the day when vehicles will avoid collisions. >> reporter: it has been a car maker's dream since george jetson sat in his automated flying car. >> the vehicle can take complete control and take you to your destination in comfort, safety and security. >> reporter: this prototype called super cruise uses radars, cameras, and gps to drive itself. hand are off the steering wheel. feet are off the pedals. i can look away. don't dupe tho this at home they time the driver can take back control. but on the highway when driving is the least fun and humans are easily distracted, super cruise can safely navigate the hazards. >> the system is,
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Sep 27, 2012 2:35am EDT
food fight in our nation's cafeterias. the federal government says students are eating healthier, they say they're hungry. the creative way that the students are now fighting back. >> the new nutritional guidelines went into effect. the kids say they're not feeling full after the lunch. the calorie, maximum calories has been lowered on the lunches. >>> also her pen has been magic to say the least for years now author of the harry potter series is now ready to try her hand at writing for adults. she shares with abc now her new book is more reality though than fantasy. quite a departure from harry potter series. interesting back story on her and kind of what motivated newt book. kind of cool, hear from miss rowling. news breaking overnight, professional nfl referees will be back in the game tonight. thank you, lord. the league reached an agreement with the refs late last night. the lockout is over. >> since that outrageous call monday night in seattle. we begin our coverage with abc's dan harris. >> reporter: that late game debacle, hail mary, scramble in the end zone and two replacement
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Oct 3, 2012 6:30pm EDT
osama bin laden in our sights, and the pakistani government is unable or unwilling to take them out, then i think that we have to act and we will take them out. >> reporter: and we've seen him tap his reservoir of righteousness to make a strong attack. >> you said we knew where the weapons of mass destruction were. you were wrong. you said that we were going to be greeted as liberators. you were wrong. >> reporter: tonight will be mitt romney's 36th presidential debate. though his first as nominee. his team is hoping he'll show the agility we've seen him display. >> if people are looking for someone who will discriminate against gays, they won't find that in me. >> when is the last time you stood up and spoke out for increasing gay rights? >> right now. >> reporter: as well as his ability to jujitsu, to forcefully use an attack against his attacker. >> mr. speaker, i'm not an anti-immigrant. my father was born in mexico. my wife's father was born in wales. they came to this country, the idea that i'm anti-immigrant is repulsive. >> reporter: and diane, take a look at this picture th
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Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm EDT
customers. it is a government investigation that uncovered illegal late fees, rewards promised and not paid and for discriminating against people over the age of 35. the refund will be spread among 250,000 customers and also the government struck similar deals with discover and capital one. >>> check your pantry tonight. the peanut butter recall got bigger. trader's joe pulled some from the shelves. more chains are removing more product, the recall from the mexico based company sundlin includes almond and cash auto butter. it impacts, whole foods, safe way, target, and giant. many people got salmonella after eating it. >>> since the iphone 5 release apple has been on the defense. there were a few glitches in the operating system and the map application. now there may be a bug putting you over your data limit. verizon customers noticed their data disappearing even when the phones were on wifi. verizon says they will not charge for the overage and put in a software fix. >>> families have been opening their mail to learn that their daughter has been invited to take part in a beauty contes
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Oct 2, 2012 6:30pm EDT
should we do? steve osunsami has a user's guide for families. >> reporter: today, government official trying to contain this salmonella outbreak told us it doesn't look good and to expect more reported cases linked to jars of peanut butter sold at grocery stores acros country. so far, 30 people sick, most of them children, across 19 states. for families searching through kitchen cabinets tonight for potentially dangerous jars of nut butter, it's confusing. first, what jars and brands are being recalled? well, it isn't your larger name brands like jif or skippy. those products are fine. all of the recalled products are linked to the sunland peanut corporation in new mexico. they make the peanut butter under numerous brand names. >> all the illnesses that have been investigated are related to the peanut butter products from the one plant. >> reporter: so now you've found one of these brands in your cupboard. should you automatically toss it out? the company says to look on the side of the jar for the "best if used by" date. anything between may 1st and september 24, 2014, throw it away.
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Sep 28, 2012 6:30pm EDT
, "total recall." >> i went from being the terminator to being the governator. >> reporter: schwarzenegger says she hasn't read the book. >> she knows that it's about my whole life and that i would not write a book and kind of leave out that part and make people feel like, wait a minute, are we just getting a book about his success stories and not talk about his failures? >> reporter: she hasn't said much about his failures, either, beyond pointed remarks like this at her father's funeral. >> perhaps his greatest accomplishment to me was showing my brothers how to treat a wife. >> reporter: schwarzenegger was in the audience that day. apparently he heard her loud and clear. david wright, abc news, los angeles. >>> and when we come back on the broadcast tonight, the extraordinary picture that came in late today. look at this. there is someone on that gurney, sailing through the air. the hair-raising rescue, when we sailing through the air. the hair-raising rescue, when we come back. and it's not letting up anytime soon. at unitedhealthcare insurance company, we understand th
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Oct 1, 2012 4:55am EDT
. senate passed a replacement but not the house and without a law the federal government would be required to buy dairy products and push up prices. movie theaters came back to life this weekend thanks to hotel transylvania adam sandler'sanimateed comedy received 43 million in particular sales and there could be a worldwide shortage of disposable diapers. a factory in japan that makes a key ingredient it
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Sep 27, 2012 11:00pm EDT
governments waiting to make road repairs could be a factor. >>> if your child is grown out of their safety seats, changes are coming next month that could have you putting them back in the seat. in october a state law goes into effect that changes the rules, instead of a weight threshold children younger than eight will have to be at least 4-foot 9. so for help on making sure that seat is installed properly you can call 1-800-370- seat. >>> we want to make sure you are getting to where you need to go with time safer traffic. lauren cook has a look at place that could give you trouble tomorrow morning. >> reporter: the abc2 time safer traffic. there is construction underway on 795, one northbound lane will be shut down at the beltway through 5:00 tomorrow morning. if you are traveling in east baltimore repairs continue on that massive sink hole, east monument street will be closed all the way through the middle of october. until then you will want to use earls street. i will track the details tomorrow on good morning maryland starting at 4:30. >> coming up if you are looking for a job you k
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Sep 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
in iraq which has been trying to undermine their fragile government. >>> and in spain tonight at least 12 people have been injured when riot police clashed with protesters rallying in steep cuts in government spending. the violence broke out when police at the times moved in to disperse the crowds and some responded by throwing rocks and bottles. >>> back in this country tonight there are troubling new questions this evening about airport security. we have learned this evening that twice in the last week agents with the transportation security administration, the tsa, allowed loaded guns to through airport checkpoints. here's abc's mark greenblatt now. >> reporter: in the latest black eye for tsa, a loaded .38 caliber gun like this went undetected by screeners. new orleans hornets' executive joshua richardson says he mistakenly flue with it from new orleans to newark. just one day earlier in orlando, they missed another loaded gun. this time in a firefighter's carry-on bag. that gun made it on to the plane. >> well, scary but surprising. >> so i would say generally i have been ve
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Sep 26, 2012 6:30pm EDT
tourism seasons in years. we've shared what we've learned with governments and across the industry so we can all produce energy more safely. i want you to know, there's another commitment bp takes just as seriously: our commitment to america. bp supports nearly two-hundred-fifty thousand jobs in communities across the country. we hired three thousand people just last year. bp invests more in america than in any other country. in fact, over the last five years, no other energy company has invested more in the us than bp. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. today, our commitment to the gulf, and to america, has never been stronger. >>> we all know jk rolling is the single mother once on welfare who knew every child wants to be a wizard. a harry potter. after selling 450 million copy, rowling is trying to reach into the mind of adults. cynthia mcfadden has a first look. >> reporter: book, movies, merchandise a theme park. "harry potter" universe, j.k. rowling's creation, has spellbound millions. but now rowling is leaving the wizarding world behind for a decidedly adult n
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Sep 29, 2012 8:00am EDT
, landing him a new role, california governor. >> i went from being the terminator to being the governator. >> reporter: and his two, new films coming out next year, all may be a way to hit the reset button. letting everyone know -- >> i'll be back. >> reporter: the accounts in the book are being attacked from his fellow republicans. former secretary of state, condoleezza rice tells abc news she has no recollection of a conversation at the white house, where rove allegedly said his choice for california governor was rice. the book hits stores october 1st. >> reena, thank you. >>> jurors have reached a verdict in the bizarre murder trial in georgia. it was the case of a flight attendant killed by an alleged stalker in 1995. the suspect was only put on trial this year thanks to new dna evidence. and in a weird twist, he chose to defend himself in court. that turned out to be a bad move for him. abc's steve osunsami has the story. >> reporter: after a 17-year murder mystery and then a bizarre trial with waseem daker, an ex-con, acting as his own attorney and frightening victims on the witness
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Sep 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
the spanish government. >>> breaking overnight, two more american soldiers have been killed in afghanistan. they died this morning at the hands of a suicide attacker in logar province in thepart of th. >>> meanwhile here at home, federal agents have been called in to investigate a string of homemade bombs in indiana. one of the devices exploded outside of the home of candidate brendan mullen. three similar bombs were found in the area. >>> a $34 million project to renovate the reflecting pool on the washington mall has turned into a nightmare. algae has taken over the pool, lending it a pea soup quality. now, it hopes to remove it by increasing the water's ozone level. no word on how much that would cost. >>> the shore has been covered in this thick, white foam. it's a phenomenon that occurs when sand and water are stirred up by strong winds. locals stunned there. homes, cars, even pets, left blanketed in the white stuff. >>> there was no foam in sight when these pictures were snapped. take a look. they're going viral this morning. a group of surfers had unexpected company off
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Sep 27, 2012 6:30pm EDT
long has it been happening? officials across the government are tracking the attacks, working to keep them from becoming financial nightmares. abc's gene your justice correspondent pierre thomas starts us off. >> reporter: tonight, the financial and banking industry is on high alert as a massive cyber attack remains under way. potentially millions of customers trying bank online this past week blocked. among the targets, bank of america, pnc, and wells fargo. >> there is an elevated level of threat. the treat level is now high. >> reporter: sources tell abc news it is a denial of service attack, where hackers from the middle east have secretly commandeered thousands of computers worldwide. those computers, or zombies, have overwhelmed bank websites with a barrage of electronic traffic. different banks have been targeted different days. today was pnc's turn. we tried for three hours to get on pnc's website, but we couldn't get through. on facebook today, frustrated customers. cynthia wrote, "trying to pay bills. this is ridiculous." stacy posted, "hopefully it can be up soon. never rea
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Sep 25, 2012 6:30pm EDT
meetings scheduled prompting criticize mg he's more focused on campaigning than governing. hillary clinton met with 20 world leaders in his place. diane. >>> thank you so much from the white house, jake tapper tonight. >>> knew we move on to football. split second call that had everyone in arms today. professional football referees are locked out in a contract battle with the nfl and their replacements have been called in pretty amateur convenient venue. last night was not pretty. here's dan harris. >> reporter: there are eight seconds on the clock the seattle seahawks are losing to the green bay packers. and the seattle quarterback throws a hail mary. >> fought for by tate with jennings, simultaneous. who has it? who will they give it to? touchdown! >> reporter: look at what the two replacement referees do. one of them rules it a touchdown while the other says no. >> to me, it looks like a jennings interception. >> reporter: moments later, though. >> after further review, the call on the field stands. touchdown. the game is over. >> reporter: that set off an instant firestorm. >> this is
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Sep 28, 2012 11:00pm EDT
, perhaps a government has attacked websites of critical structure in the united states. >> the united states government is working to block the massive attacks and stop the hackers before they disrupt the financial markets and do any more damage. >>> remember moms old cream or brown fridge? that's so out of date. appliance manufacturers are starting to get tired of stainless steel. john shows you what may becoming next to your kitchen so you don't waste your money. >> reporter: did you just upgrade your appliances to stainless steel because that's the hottest new trend? sorry to say but the stainless trend may be on its way out. after 15 years of stainless everything manufacturers moving onto new finishes. if you remodeled in the past decade chances are you picked stainless steel for your fridge, dishwasher and stove. stainless looks professional and house shows you arrived. if you just upgraded you may have arrived late. stainless steel is on overtime and reports stainless fatigue. the new ice collection calls white the new stainless. ge which is pushing new line of metallic slate. t
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 4:55am EDT
is look grimmer by sunday, the service is required by law to pay the federal government 5.6 billion dollars. this to fund health care benefits for retireees but it won't be that because they don't have the money. it's going to be the second time the service had defoughted on a -- defaulted on a payment. they will run out of money by the spring unless congress acts soon. >>> the lacrosse player sentenced for murdering his girlfriend is fighting the judge's decision. >> good morning maryland at 5 starts right now. >> you are watching the station that works for you. now, good morning maryland. >> and after a number of starts and stops could we see plans for a casino in baltimore city? the plans laid out for the harrah's. >> another round of spraying for west nile virus. locations you need to know about. >> who needs punxsatawney phil when you have baltimore bill. the crab that could predict the coming winter. details coming up on this wednesday. september 26th. good morning i am charley crowson. >> i am megan pringle. lynette charles will get you ready whether you need the umbrella owl
ABC
Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
the syrian government. >>> then a shootout leaves one border patrol agent dead and another hurt tonight. police are out there, the fbi, they are all searching for clues. nickelous ivy died. the fbi says there was more than one shooter and the last time we had a boarden agent killed, you have to go back to -- border agent killed, you have to go back to 2010. >>> the iphone 5 is out and it comes with a price tag of hundreds of dollars. but that's just how much you'll pay for the phone. coming up next, the extra expenses you may come up with when upgrading your phone to the latest and greatest. >> check out our abc2news weather app. >> and have you started thinking about holiday shopping? you may end up spending moniliases year, but some -- more than last year, but some store owners could be up for -- >>> retailers have expecting some big things out of this holiday shopping season. holiday sales are expected to be up 4% over last year. consumers are expected to use mobile and social options to do more shopping. so sales at brick and mortar stores are going to take a hit. so expect
ABC
Sep 25, 2012 6:00am EDT
as the government. sherrie johnson is here with the details and this is bigger than originally thought. >> reporter: exactly. we are talking about over 70 products. we have learn the large-scale recall for trader joe's brand valencia peanut but the are applies to nutter butter sold under 14 brand names at stores around country including almond butter and peanut butter with flax seed sold at target's store. the product which is sold nationwide has been linked to 29 cases of salmonella in 18 states. more than 3/4 of those who became ill were children under 18. no deaths have been reported so far. there have been reported illnesses of 3 cases in massachusetts, one in rhode island and one in north carolina. people became sick between june 11 and september 2nd. salmonella can cause diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. most dangerous to children, elderly and others with weak immune system. find a complete list of the recalled items on the website at abc2news.com on the home page. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> four minutes after 6. when you head to th
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